• Brandie June

Now That I Have An Agent, Time To Sit Back And Relax... NOT!

Updated: May 25, 2019

Author Brandie June blogs about writing after signing with an agent

Coffee is basically my best friend now.

I have had an agent for just over a week and I am delighted and a bit overwhelmed by the amount of work I have to do. I'll admit, I wasn't totally sure what to expect- after all, I had created the best manuscript I could, so what else would there be for me to do? Actually, a lot!

Here's a current list of things I owe my agent.

-Revised manuscript based on some of his feedback.

-Revised graphic novel script based on the same feedback.

-Pitch package, which includes things like author endorsements, a marketing plan and compelling reasons why my book is awesome.

-A glossary of the mythological characters and places I used in the novel (I'm over 4 pages in on this one).

-Research ways to promote my book. I'm currently looking up book blogs, podcast, bookstores that might be good for signings and possible events at libraries. And hopefully I'll come up with some additional ideas.

-A synopsis of the next book I am writing.

Basically, I have a lot of homework. But in all honesty, I'm thrilled. It is great knowing that I have reached the next level in my journey to being published. I no longer have to put in work to find an agent, but can now spend that time creating the best materials possible for my agent to pitch my book to publishers. And while I'm a bit stressed trying to get it all done, and have it all done well (especially as I also work full time), I know this will all be worth it.

Oh, and as soon as I finish all of the above, I'll have my first notes back from my editor on the second novel I'm working on. I am definitely not going to be bored anytime soon!

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